Exhibit openings at both The Arts Council and The University of Alabama Galleries in the Dinah Washington Cultural Arts Center take place on First Fridays from 5-8 pm and are free and open to the public.

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620 Greensboro Ave. Phone: (205) 758-5195
Website: cac.tuscarts.org
Hours: First Friday 5-8 p.m.


Gallery Details

The Arts Council Gallery and The University of Alabama Gallery


Arts Council Gallery: "One Thing Follows Another" by artist Susan Vitali

Exhibit Dates: Sept. 6-27
Reception: Sept. 6 from 5- 8 p.m. during First Friday

An exhibit by artist Susan Vitali titled “One Thing Follows Another” will be featured at The Arts Council Gallery at the Dinah Washington Cultural Arts Center. The display will be open to the public September 6-27, 2019 with an opening reception held on Friday, September 6 from 5-8 p.m. during First Friday.

A collector of objects, images, and human experiences, Vitali’s work begins with gathering and researching.  Utilizing that data she creates paintings, prints and objects that are often poetic. Drawn to the irresistible sensuality of textures and materials, her pieces open spaces for intuitive, emotional responses. Materiality and the uncanny are explored. While some objects in Vitali’s work are recognizable, others are more ambiguous, allowing viewers to make their own associations.  Recurring themes include handwriting, unintentional collections, circles and ovals.

Vitali holds an MFA in Print Media from Cranbrook Academy of Art. Her work is held in multiple private and corporate collections including the Ford Motor Company, Providence Hospital and Aflac Insurance. She has exhibited in Canada, Australia and across the U.S.

For more information about Susan Vitali, visit her website at http://www.susanvitali.com/. The Arts Council Gallery at the Dinah Washington Cultural Arts Center is featured at https://cac.tuscarts.org/cacgallery

Gallery hours are weekdays 9 a.m.-noon and 1-4 p.m.  

UA Gallery: For the Record: The Art of Al Sella

Exhibit Dates: August 2-September 27
Closing Reception: The public is invited to a closing reception on Friday, September 6 (First Friday in downtown Tuscaloosa), from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m.

Works from the Sella Estate, the Birmingham Museum of Art and private collections, will be on display.

Alvin C. Sella, who died in 2013, taught at The University of Alabama for 50 years, first as a tenured professor of art, hired in 1960, and later after his retirement in 1996, as professor emeritus, until 2010. Born in West Hoboken, New Jersey, Sella studied art at the Yale School of Fine Arts, Art Students League of New York, Columbia University School of Arts, Syracuse University College of Fine Arts, University of New Mexico department of art and, independently, in Mexico.

He spent his early career studying and painting in Mexico, before accepting a position as artist-in-residence at Sullins College in Bristol, Va., where he later served as head of the department of art, before coming to Tuscaloosa.

Sella had numerous solo exhibitions throughout his career. His work appeared in the Contemporary Art Gallery in New York City; Collectors of American Art in New York City; the Carroll Knight Gallery in St. Louis, Mo.; and over 20 other galleries. His work also appeared in over 200 group shows. Sella’s paintings are held in more than 20 private collections as well as the corporate collections of Hinton Properties and Kovach Industries International. Sella was also affiliated with the Frank Fedele Gallery in New York City.

Please note that our gallery hours have changed. Our new gallery hours are Monday-Friday 9am-4pm.